Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥

So, as I previously posted on Monday, I won a competition with Go Lakes Travel to go on a trip to the Lake District! We got to spend 3 nights at the amazing Waterhead boutique hotel, which included breakfast and a 3 course dinner. We had an absolutely amazing time! So here is a little bit about the first couple of days of our trip, and lots of photos too!
We were really excited about finally reaching Ambleside after a long 4
hour drive from home. We checked in just after 4pm and said goodbye to my little
car for the next few days, as this was a sustainable travel adventure! The Waterhead Hotel is a gorgeous little
boutique hotel right on the waters edge, and the hotel staff were really nice and helpful. Our room was also amazing! After we had unpacked a little bit, we
wrapped up warm to take a walk around near to the hotel before dinner. We walked along
the lake promenade and the piers, and into the centre of Ambleside.
It’s a lovely little town with lots of nice shops and things to see.
After our walk we went back to the hotel for our dinner in the
restaurants, which was delicious!

After an early night, on
Tuesday we took a nice stroll to Rydal, where we went to visit Rydal
Mount. It was a lovely walk, where we got great views of the hills,
streams and sheep! Once there, we visited the former home of poet
William Wordsworth, where we learnt about his history, and had a great
time taking photos in the gardens. We then caught the open top bus to
the next town, Grasmere. It was really cold on the top of the bus but it was lots of fun!
Once we stopped in Grasmere, we
visited the famous Sarah Nelson Gingerbread shop, which is the tiniest
shop I’ve ever seen! We bought some mint cake and gingerbread from here.. yum! After our trip to Grasmere, we hopped
back on the bus to Ambleside. That afternoon, we went to the hotels
sister site to use their swimming pool and amazing outdoor hot tub! 

 Here are some photos of the first couple of days, I will do another post soon 🙂
Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Hotel room

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
View from bedroom

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Snazzy bathroom

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Goodies awaiting us

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
The hotel

 Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
At Lake Windermere

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Dinner
Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Restaurant

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Meal

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Chocolate Brownie Dessert

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Breakfast

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Stream and sheep

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Glad I brought my wellies!

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
At Rydal Mount

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Open top bus.. brrr!

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
Pretty red tree

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥
With my gingerbread goodie bag

Lake District Competition Win: Days 1 & 2 ♥

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21 Comments

  1. October 21, 2012 / 11:40 am

    Everything looks so beautiful there! Looks like you had a lovely time! xx

    • October 21, 2012 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you, it was fab! x

  2. October 21, 2012 / 12:00 pm

    Awww looks so idyllic! What an amazing prize – I love the lake district xxxxxxxxxx

  3. October 21, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    I went on family holidays to the lake district as a child, it's such a lovely idyllic place. That brownie looks to die for. Loving your wellies by the way.

    Charlotte xo
    charbuckss.blogspot.com

    • October 21, 2012 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 I had never been before, would go again though! x

  4. October 21, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    What a lovely competition win, looks like you got some lovely memories and that food looks yummy 😛

    Sophierosehearts x

    • October 21, 2012 / 1:17 pm

      it was delicious! 😛 haha x

  5. October 21, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    Looks amazing, look that red tree! Xx

    • October 21, 2012 / 1:17 pm

      I loved that tree! Its so bright! x

  6. October 21, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely time! It's a lovely place isn't it?!
    My boyfriend and I stayed in Ambleside for a week this summer and had an amazing time, I've done a little blog post about our stay too!

    Claire x

  7. October 21, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Wow I love the picture of you with the red tree! Your outfit is adorable and the food looks scrumptious! 🙂

  8. October 21, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    Wow what an amazing trip! I love your wellies, nothing beats beautiful scenery like this. The gingerbread shop sounds the cutest and the little Peter Rabbit is adorable xxx

  9. October 21, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    What a great competition win, it looks like you had an amazing time!
    I love the red tree photo x

  10. October 21, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    It looks like you had an absolutely amazing time! I'm so envious, I love the Lakes but I haven't been up there in about a year xxx

  11. October 21, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    very jealous! looks amazing, and this is weird… but that bathroom looks so nice! lol. Love the pic of you with the red tree your wellies and your coat were perfect for it 😀
    x

  12. October 22, 2012 / 5:47 pm

    Gorgeous photos! 🙂
    Looks lovely!

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

  13. October 24, 2012 / 4:41 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely time! =)

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